Work with healthcare in South Australia: nursing and administrative assistants, home helpers and more

SA Health is the health portfolio of services and agencies responsible to the Minister for Health and the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse. If you are beginning or want to develop your career in the South Australian healthcare system, SA Health can offer you more than 400 job opportunities. Read more below.


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The mission of the organisation is to protect and improve the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, and public services, high-quality health and medical research, policy planning and development, with focus on well being, early intervention, illness prevention, and quality care. As you can see, SA Health provides many essential services to the South Australian community including:

  • communicable disease control
  • drug and alcohol services
  • emergency and ambulance
  • environmental health
  • epidemiology
  • health promotion
  • metropolitan and country health service delivery
  • pathology services
  • public hospitals
  • organ donation

SA Health operates close to other governmental agencies, like the Department of Education and Children’s Services, the Department for Families and Communities, and even the Departments of Planning and Local Government, of Treasury and Finance and the Premier and Cabinet.

SA Health is also present in some non-government organizations and community service providers on a regular, direct basis and more broadly, on policy and planning matters. Therefore, there are plenty of areas for which you can apply today. Check out some of the best opportunities at SA Healthcare:

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Assistant in Nursing – Casual Pool – SALHN

For the Assistants in Nursing (AINs) position, the candidate will be supporting the enrolled and Registered Nurses in various tasks regarding the delivery of general patient care, while undertaking basic nursing functions. These employees will be supervised at all times by a registered nurse and this supervision may be direct or indirect.


The AIN is expected to support positive patient outcomes by providing care to patients in a patient minder role. Note that you will be accountable for your own actions. Consequently, skills regarding patient care, professional behavior, dedication to care, among others are indispensable. Also, if you are looking for a flexible working arrengement, you can discuss the possibility of working part-time in this role.

Repat Neuro Behavioural Unit – Nursing positions

The organization is also seeking nurses with a Mental Health Qualification or currently studying a Mental Health course. RNBU aims to provide high quality, relationship-centred care to patients experiencing dementia who undergo associated behavioural and psychological symptoms at very severe to extreme levels. The carers will deal with the patients’ specific needs with a goal of the unit being successful transfer to a less specialized long term setting.

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For this role, you must either be: RN1 registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia; hold or be eligible to hold a current practising certificate; if you are registered as RN1-Mental Health, you will also require to be enrolled in an approved mental health course or hold a qualification in mental health practice. You must be EN/EN-MA/ENDP registered or eligible for registration as an enrolled nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and who holds, or who is eligible to hold, a current practising certificate.

Administrative Assistant – Cardiology

In this role, SA Health is searching for an assistant to work with providing administrative, clerical and secretarial services with the cardiology department medical staff. Some prior skills are needed, including the ability to provide Dictaphone and medical typing with a minimum speed of 70 – 90 words per minute. You will also be asked experience providing a comprehensive and confidential clerical service to Senior Officers and experience in the use of computer software packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you want to access these job opportunities, go to and search for “SA Health”. The organization currently has 411 jobs available to which you can apply on the very job portal. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply by the Government of South Australia. Here are some of the latest offers we have selected for you:

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  • Services Assistant (Casual Pool) – Kingston SE/ Robe MPS
  • Physiotherapy Assistant – Casual Pool 2021 – SALHN
  • Assistant in Nursing and Midwifery Casual pool – Mt Barker
  • Administration Officer – Casual Pool
  • Orderly (Casual Pool)
  • CALHN Casual Enrolled Nursing 
  • Administration Officer – Casual Pool (Naracoorte)
  • Operational Services Officers / Technical Officers – COVID 19 – CASUAL POOL – SA PATHOLOGY
  • Services Assistant – Casual Pool (Strathalbyn)
  • Home Helper – Casual Pool
  • Patient Services Assistant – Casual Pool (Mount Gambier)

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